Rail services

Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest rail freight port

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s largest international rail facility with record-breaking throughput, and the broadest and most frequent range of services of any port in Britain.


Our three Intermodal Rail Terminals: one at Berths 8&9 (South Terminal) along with two adjacent to Trinty (Central and North Terminals), currently provide:

  • Connections to 16 inland destinations throughout Britain
  • 74 to 76 daily arrivals and departures
  • Choice of operators:
    • DB Cargo (UK) Ltd/Maritime Transport ltd 
    • Freightliner Ltd
    • GB RailFreight


A million TEU of container traffic are moved annually via rail at Felixstowe. This saves over 100 million HGV miles each year, reducing road congestion and improving environmental performance.

Rail volumes account for around 29% of the port’s total UK domestic throughput, rising to 50% of traffic to the North and West Midlands.

With 74 to 76 trains in and out, per day, across three dedicated rail terminals, to 16 national destinations, we move more containers by rail than any other port in Britain. Our 9 Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes and over 11km of working track (across 20 tracks), mean we can ensure consignments reach their destinations quickly and cost effectively.

The Port of Felixstowe is committed to delivering unrivalled rail service for its customers. Further investment in rail infrastructure connecting Felixstowe with major markets will see capacity continue to grow. Recent infrastructure works on the Felixstowe Branch Line (FBL) will significantly increase the number of intermodal freight train paths serving the port. The Port of Felixstowe has doubled its rail terminal capacity in recent years and continues to invest in rail as a real and environmentally efficient alternative to road haulage.